Mathieu Flamini says he’s enjoying himself in his second spell at Arsenal, and that he learned a lot from his spell in Italy.
The Frenchman has played a huge part in the Gunners recent form and he put in another blinding performance against Napoli last night.
If there were reservations over the opportunistic nature of his free signing in the summer, they’ve surely been put to bed by the quality of his displays.
“It is going well for me on and off the pitch,” he told UEFA.com. “We are doing well, so I’m delighted. We knew that Napoli are a good team who are doing well in the league with excellent players. But we had an excellent match and managed to score those two goals.”
And on what his spell in Serie A meant for him.
“In Italy the football is different, more closed tactically, whereas here it is more open, plus we have a very good team. I play defensive midfield here and have to protect the defence and it is going well. I wanted to play in a different championship and play with great players such as Maldini and other European and world champions.
“I won the league there but then I came back to my old team and I’m happy with that.”
He also managed to get through last night’s game without a booking.